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How long will my child need to take Luvox?

Your child should take Luvox (fluvoxamine) until you, your child and your child's doctor determine that it is safe and appropriate for your child to stop taking it. Luvox is prescribed to children ages 8 to 17 who have obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). It works by adjusting the level of the chemical serotonin in the brain.

It is important that your child does not stop taking Luvox without talking to the doctor first. Stopping Luvox suddenly may cause withdrawal symptoms, including mood changes, trouble sleeping, anxiety, headache, sweating, nausea, dizziness, electric-shock-like sensations, restlessness, irritability, confusion and shaking. When it is time for your child to stop taking Luvox, your child's doctor may reduce the dose of the drug gradually to minimize risk of these symptoms.

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